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Buckycat,

When you say your other boxes are wireless but can be hardwired, what cabling can be used to wire the portal boxes? Ethernet, coax? Hope coax works as that's all I have to the TV locations.

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Hope coax works as that's all I have to the TV locations.
The Telus supplied T3200M router comes with an internal MOCA port that can be connected to your existing garage coax cable. An external MOCA adapter is then installed in your house which converts back to ethernet.

For more than one ethernet dependant device, then coax splitters and additional MOCA adapters may be required.
 

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Does Telus installation include all the MOCA adapters to avoid using wireless for any of the TVs? Or will they only include enough to hook up the main PVR 4K box and go wireless for the other TV?

Will going with MOCA between garage and house instead of fibre all the way into house cause any picture quality differences? Also want Internet 300.

Actually, will any install choices mentioned and not mentioned affect picture quality?

My general thought is to avoid wireless if at all possible.

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Fiber to my demark?

Demark - is that what the box on the corner is?

For the past week there has been a truck pulling black cables into a manhole near the corner Telus box. (about 100ft from my building)

I forget what the name on the side of the truck said. (accutel maybe?) but was not Telus. Found it curious that they had police presence guarding the truck / corner.

I am thinking it is Fiber because (maybe coincidence) but at around 1400 to 1600 on Thursday June 13 my internet / Optik TV was off. So i am thinking i was down when they
switched things over.

(PS - the corner is in Vancouver at Gore and East Cordova)
 

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@Blintok you can click the link in post 1 to check if you have FTTH speed available to your address. They are probably pulling fibre optic cables to individual properties.

The police may have been there for traffic control or to protect the workers from being harassed by street people if that's an issue in the general area.
 

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thanks Dr Dave. I checked the link and it appears fibre will be available

i get the message "You may live in a community that is being connected to the TELUS PureFibre network, the #1 internet technology for speed and reliability. With TELUS PureFibre, you’ll have access to equally fast upload and download speeds. But first, we need your permission to connect to your home or business. It's a free connection that enables you to sign up for TELUS PureFibre services in the future if you wish."

and below that is a green check mark with a message "Fibre is coming to your area We need your permission to connect your home or business to the TELUS Fibre network."

is that a standard message or does it mean they were actually pulling fibre?

as for police presence. There were 3 cop cars and cops standing around the truck and workers. Manhole is not in road but off to side in the sidewalk. Seeing as this is the DTES and a bad area i guess they were there for security.
 

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@Blintok I think that is a general message for the area and they don't update it when the sub-contractor is pulling fibre to the buildings on your block. It can still take several months until PureFibre is actually ready to use, since there are different teams doing different specialized tasks.
 

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I'm back after a few months of inactivity but now have Telus scheduled in 2 days to install Gigabit Internet, Optik 4K, and 2 home phone lines.

Not sure what type of coax is running from my detached garage to my house but my house is 17 years old so it's likely not the latest and greatest.
Any chance the Telus installer might want to use MOCA adapters to run everything into my house over the existing coax or should I insist on them running fibre from the garage (where they pulled the fibre from the pole to my house) through the existing underground conduit into my house. I'm thinking they could tie a fibre to the existing copper line to pull it through the conduit into the house.

Want to avoid getting a compromised installation the first time which I would think would be next to impossible to get reversed and corrected later, as it will be 'working' but not ideal.

For you experts, would you highly prefer using MOCA over existing COAX to my 4 televisions for Optik TV? I'm thinking I could then turn off the wireless on the ActionTec modem and use Telus Boost for Wifi in my house but have the TV all hardwired. Will be comparing if Telus Boost or my existing Eero Wifi works better.

Appreciate any last minute tips. Eager to see the maxed out speed of Telus on my desktop computer! By the way, will Telus installer run ethernet from one room to another as I have a feeling the modem location will no longer be in my office and I want my home PC to be hardwired to maximize speed. Current Shaw modem is wired via COAX to the office.

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Have my gigabit internet installed now. Turns out they could not run fibre all the way to my house. So it's fibre to my detached garage then the existing CAT5 to my house.
Using Speedtest the download speed has been very erratic. Not the smooth 650 Mbps I used to get with Shaw. It seems to jump from 350 Mbps to 750 Mbps now. Mostly around 500.

I'm wondering if maybe we could get better more consistent speeds with MOCA adapters and COAX on the run to my house from the garage.
Does anyone know what kind of max speed I can expect with Telus' latest MOCA adapters and about 60-70 feet of 15 year old COAX in between?

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In my testing, MoCA 2.0 from Telus over good coax cable (about 15m in length) imposes 6% overhead. I get same throughput I'd get over 945-950Mb/s Ethernet. All things being equal, you would never get faster speed over MoCA 2.0 vs 1 Gb/s Ethernet.

Actiontec now has 2.5 Gb/s capable MoCA adapters, but they are available only to service providers. I doubt Telus is using them.
 

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Thanks 753951.
Seems like there's something not perfect with my Cat5. Possibly when it was installed it had turns that were too tight, staples that were too tight, not sure, but the throughput has been far from optimal.
MOCA 2.0 with 6% overhead just might be better than my Cat5 that doesn't seem to want to go consistently past 500 Mbps.
 

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Before you go down the MoCA route, test your Cat5 cable. Connect one computer on each side of the cable (directly), give them static IP address, like 192.168.1.50 and 192.168.1.60, and run iperf3. That will tell you if your problem is indeed with the Cat5 cable or not.
 

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Crazy coincidence but Microsoft pushed a Win 10 update the night I was setting up my next appointment with Telus to install MOCA to link Fibre to my house.
After the Win 10 update my Speedtests on my hardwired desktop computer were super fast and consistent. About 940 down, 920 up. Looks like the Cat 5 was fine.
I Googled Win 10 limiting connection speeds and it sounds like something was broken in the May'19 Win 10 update.

New problem is the MOCA to my TV is on a different subnet as the Ethernet switch connections coming out the Actiontec modem.
This caused an issue with my MESH wifi not being able to have the nodes hardwired through the MOCA TV adapters.
Planning to move everything through MOCA so everything is on the same subnet.
Anyone else run into the same thing?
 
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